Episode Seven: The Reunion of Jack
and Jennifer Part V: Jack Carries Jennifer
to Cave, They Continue Their Poignant
Reunion; However, Jack Is Very Ill.
[Air date July 12th, 2004]
Scene One: Jack is carrying Jennifer inside a cave, reminiscent of their past experience on Ernesto's island. It is still raining hard, and thundering and lightening; and continues to do so throughout the episode. Jack, panting, is obviously weak but he is determined to protect Jennifer. They are both soaking wet.
JENNIFER: Oh Jack, you can put me down, put me down.
JENNIFER: Yes, I'm okay.
JACK: (He has stopped) Are you sure?
JACK: (Easing her down on her feet ) You're sure?
JENNIFER: I'm sure.
JACK: (Bracing his hat) You're sure.... (sigh) ahhh...
JENNIFER: Gosh, I'm so worried about you.
JACK: (Too thrilled bing back with her to care) I'm great.
JENNIFER: (Caressing his face) You've a horrible fever....
JACK: (Protesting) I'm great!
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....you're not great.
JACK: No, no, just seeing you again is all it takes to cure what ails me. Oh....
JENNIFER: (Giggling with joy) Oh my gosh, (caressing his face) it's like a dream come true.
JACK: (shaking his head) No, no if this was a dream you would be warm, and dry (Jennifer laughs), (Jack makes gesture with his arms) and I would have a (walking and gesturing) four poster bed right here, and silk sheets (doing a wrapping motion with his hands) just to wrap you up in--
JENNIFER: (Interrupting, and stopping him) No, no....
JACK: Just like--
JENNIFER: (She pulls him around to her) this is enough! Is is enough!
JACK: I tell you.... (Holding her face in his hands)
JACK: ....the angels.... are looking down on us, because I don't know you survived that crash.
JENNIFER: No, no the angels, the angels and you, Jack. You saved me from falling into that ravine.
JACK: (Looking at her with such great love) Oh, this is the best! It's way better than—
JENNIFER: Oh, God!....
JENNIFER: (In pain) Ohhhh....
JACK: What's the matter? What!?
JENNIFER: Oh, my gosh.
JACK: (Bending over to her level) Jennifer, (she takes his hand) what? Your not.... You're not starting labor, are you?
JENNIFER: I don't know, but if I am.... (turning towards Jack) if I am.... you better be ready to deliver this baby, right here, right now! Ohhh.... Ohhhh.
JENNIFER: Oh, my gosh!
JACK: (Tenderly leading her) Just sit down....
JENNIFER: Oh Jack....
JACK: Just keep breathing.
JENNIFER: ....Listen an.... a really difficult pregnancy, and there's been a lot of problems.
JENNIFER: (Groaning) Ohhh....
JACK: Jennifer.... listen to me, listen to me, (Placing his hand on her stomach to sooth her, and looking intently) whatever happens, you are strong! You are strong, and you are going to get through this. We're going to get through this! We're going to get through this just fine. Alright?
JACK: Just breathe!
JACK: Just a little bit more.... just.... just....
JACK: I can't believe it.
JENNIFER: You can't believe what?
JACK: I.... I did it. We had a baby. (Beat) A little baby girl.
You see, after everything we've been through, bu....
birthing a baby is just going to be like a breeze.
Jennifer frowns not knowing what Jack means.
JACK: (Cont.) His (getting really excited) you (becoming hyper) mean it's a boy!? It's a boy. You're having a boy. We're having a boy.....
JENNIFER: (Trying to stop him) Oh, no Jack....
JACK: (Cont.) .... It's a boy--
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....or.... or (trying to calm him) .... or her.
JACK: (Equally excite) her, her! Well tha.... I mean (stuttering) tha.... tha.... that's.... that's good too. That's good! A her is good! I mean, we did.... pretty good
JENNIFER: Oh, Abby!
JACK: (Cont.) ....with a her the first time.
JENNIFER: (looking at Jack) Abby, she.... (sadly) she wanted to be there.... when the baby was born, Jack. (Stuttering) An.... a.... and what about Abby right now, what does she know, what has anyone told her? Do.... does she think now that she has lost her mother too?
JACK: (Determined) No, she hasn't lost her mother! And she won't! She won't!
Jennifer sighs. Jack places his hand lovingly on her stomach to comfort and calm her, Jennifer lovingly places her hands on his.She leans back, more relaxed. She sighs again. Jack watches her with great love.
JACK: (Cont.) I promise! (His voice breaking) I promise!
JENNIFER: Oh thank God, you're here. (Breathing rapidly to fight the cramps).
JACK: (In a soothing voice) breathe.
JACK: Breathing, ah.... (Motioning, a little frantic; his eyes are open wide) Breathing we can breathe. All right, let's breathe. (Stuttering) W.... w.... we can do those "he hees" again. Is that right, we can breathe.... (doing the Lamaze breathing) He he he he.
JENNIFER: (Grimacing, in pain) He.... he....
JACK: He he he he.... Woa.... woa.... woa..... Oh.... (putting his hand to his head) Woa!
JENNIFER: Okay, it's stopping.
JACK: (Bending his head, with his hand it) Woa! [Jennifer is speaking over him so it is hard to hear, and he is speaking softly, I think he says] It's....
JENNIFER: It's stopping. All right, its stopping.
JACK: What's stopping, (a little confused because of his dizziness) wha--
JENNIFER: It's stopping.
JACK: (Raising his had) What? It's stopping? It's stopping!
JACK: Is that good?
JENNIFER: It's good.
JACK: It's (holding out his hand) good?
JENNIFER: It's good.
JACK: Good! Good!
JENNIFER: Are you okay?
JACK: Course I'm good. (Swallowing hard, not wanting her to know how he really is) I'm good. (His head is still weaving) I just want to get you out of these wet clothes and into something warm.
JENNIFER: Oh God.... God please don't....
JACK: I'm good.
JENNIFER: .....this can't be labor.....
JENNIFER: Maybe it's just cramps. (Putting her hand to her head) I've had a lot of a bad cramps....
JACK: Oh no, I tell you, I gotta to get some dry wood. I'm getting dry wood, I'm going to start a fire.....
JACK: (Cont.) .... dry wood.
JACK: (Cont.) ....dry wood.
JENNIFER: (Calling out to him) Jack, what's wrong?
JACK: Nothing! I'm just getting (keeping himself up with a stick, and about to collapse, and motioning with his hand, but obviously weak, having a hard time answering) dry wood for the fire. Just a little (gesturing) off-balance, you know, I need to get my bearings after.... after all that heavy breathing. I'm.... It's getting....
JENNIFER: Ja... JACK! Come, over here and sit down! Right now!
JACK: I.... I'm.... Ah....
JENNIFER: Please! Please come over here.
JACK: (Moaning) Oh.... oh....
JENNIFER: Oh my gosh, (cupping his cheek with her other hand) Oh, my gosh. Jack, you are burning up! Do you know that?
JACK: (Protesting) No.... no, no, no, no, no, noooo, no, (stuttering and his words effected by his high fever) I.... I.... I.... I'm great, I'm great, it's just the adreline, you know, it's not every day a guy gets to pull a pretty pregnant lady out of a ravine. (Sigh, becoming serious) The baby, though, how's the baby (looking at her stomach, placing his hand over hers) how's he doing now.... (correcting himself) how's she doing now, (correcting himself again) how.... how's our baby doing now?
JENNIFER: It's good.
JENNIFER: The baby is.... wiggly (wrapping her arms around herself) and it's not time to come out yet.
JACK: Well look at me, ah....
JACK: (Cont.) ....Now listen to me, (talking to the baby) go back to sleep.
JACK: (Cont.) .... ah, just, ah.... ah.... please Baby, ah.... ah....
Jennifer moves him so he is now completely resting on her stomach, and she is holding him, caressing his hair. Jack then begins to sing to the baby. Though the fever is making him even more emotional. Jennifer is overcome with emotions by Jack's tenderness, and having him back in her arms, she begins to cry.
Hush, (he places his hand on her) hush-a-bye, don't you cry, oh, the
sleepy little baby.... when you (his voice catches) wake, you will find
all the sleepy (she caresses his hand) little horses....
Just then Jennifer notices the locket Jack is wearing. The one Jack bought for Jennifer the day he was attacked, and believed murdered. She takes it in her hand and examines it, confused, because she and Abigail placed it in his coffin.
JENNIFER: Jack, this locket--
JACK: (Repeating) This locket.... it's.... it's (looking into her eyes) the last gift I gave you.
JENNIFER: (Confused, emotional she lets out a sob) No, no, this is what I don't (placing her hand to her forehead, confused by all that has happened) understand! (Jack caresses her check) Your organs, I mean, your.... your eyes we donated them to.... to patients who needed them, how (gesturing) how are you alive? How did you survive, how are you on this island?....
JACK: I.....(He continues to caress her as she sobs overcome by all that has happened)
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....It doesn't make any sense!
JACK: (He is also overcome with emotion) I don.... I can't.... I.... I (shaking his head) can't explain it. I can't explain anything. I can try. I can try, but first I.... (putting his finger to his face) first...
He takes the chain in his hand, taking it from around his neck he holds it up. Almost crying, he loving places it around Jennifer's neck, as Jennifer looks down. He holds the heart locket in the palm of his hand.
JACK: (His voice cracking, filled with emotion) I promised myself I would.... bring this back to you....
JACK: (Cont.) and we would be together again!
JACK: (Crying) And we are! We're here, you're here with me. And now I promise you, I will never let you go! Ever!
JACK: I want you to.... (gesturing) come over her by the fire and tell me about Abigail.
JENNIFER: (Taking his hand in hers) No, I think that you need to lie down and let me take care of you.
JACK: (His speech slightly slurred, his head is weaving, he barely can keep his eyes open) I bet she's..... she's grown a couple of inches since I've been away.
JENNIFER: (Very concerned for him) She has, Jack. I.... I.... had to (caresses his chin) buy her all new clothes before she went off to camp.
JACK: (Sleepily, his eyes closed, but he smiles hearing about Abigail) Ah, really.... (He moves back a little) You know I missed her, like.... like.... (frowning, something finally dawns on him) Wait a minute, how did y.... (looking at her) how did you get here?
JENNIFER: (Jennifer frowns, and looks at him) Jack, I.... I got your messages, (smiling) I did everything that you asked.
JACK: (His eyes closed, confused) What!?
JENNIFER: (Smiling) The computer! Everything that you sent me over the computer.
JACK: (Shaking his head, confused) I didn't send you (looking at her) any messages.
JACK: I was just so desperate to contact you I just.... I just couldn't. I couldn't contact you from the island, but you to know (gesturing) I was trying.... trying to get back to you, and to Abigail, and--
JENNIFER: (Interrupting) No.... no, Jack. I.... I.... I had (gesturing) emails, I had, uh, voice messages, phone calls, and, although the line staticy, I was sure (frowning) that it was your voice.
JACK: I wish it was my voice. (Caressing her face)
JENNIFER: (Insistent) No! This person emailed.... me our wedding vows, Jack!
JACK: Jennifer! Our wedding, our wedding was on television. Somebody set you up.
JENNIFER: (Protesting) No! No!....
JACK: (Groggy) The set you up. That's what they did.
JENNIFER: (Continuing her protesting) ....No!, that's what everyone said!....
JACK: (Muttering) They set you....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) ....bu.... but there were intimate details, Jack. Listen! That only you would have know.
JENNIER: (Cont.) And Davies, the pilot, th.... the one that was going to take me here I insisted the he (gesturing) give me pr.... proof before I even set foot on that plane!
JENNIFER: And, he showed me a photo of the two of you. And a video clip with you wearing this locket (picking up the locket and gesturing) an.... an.... and telling me that you were going to give me all the answer once I arrived here.
JACK: (His mouth agape, his face showing his confusion) I (shaking his head) never made a video clip--
JENNIFER: No, but Jack I saw it..... I saw it!
JACK: I can't explain it; I can't explain it. All I know is that whoever got you here, whatever happened, I'm just glad to see you. I'm just glad to see you.
JACK: (As he kisses her) I'm glad. (He pulls back) Even if we're stranded (motioning with his head) I'm glad!
JENNIFER: (Shakes her head) No, (smiling and motioning) but that's the thing, we're not going to be stranded for long.
JACK: What? Why? (Caressing her hair and face)
JENNIFER: Because, before I left, I emailed Hope the registration number that was on the airplane, and I know Hope she'll.... she'll trace it! Th.... th.... the Salem PD will track us, and they will rescue us....
JACK: (Full of pride) Smart....
JENNIFER: (Cont.) Jack!
JACK: (Cont.) You're so smart! You're the brains in this outfit. (Smiling, half-laugh) Ha.... I.... I.... (Remembering) I gotta tell you.... I gotta tell you--
JENNIFER: (Concerned; her hand on his shoulder) What? Jack are you okay?
JACK: I.... (His eyes are rolling back) I gotta.... (weakly) tell you....
JENNIFER: Jack, look at me, look at me. (Gently move his face towards her) Look at me (concern in her eyes)!
JACK: (Groggy) Huh?
JENNIFER: Are you okay?
JACK: I.... I'm just a little sleep deprived that's all.... I.... so much to tell you.
JACK: (Cont.) There's no serial killer.
JENNIFER: (Shocked by the news) What?!
JACK: (Breathing heavily) They're alive!
JACK: Everybody's alive.
JENNIFER: Jack, wh.... wh.... why don't you just.... stay right here and lie down, Jack?
JACK: (Mumbling) H.... It... It's important!
JENNIFER: Jack it can wait!
JACK: The others--
JENNIFER: Jack? Oh Gosh! JACK!?
JENNIFER: Oh, Jack.